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Holiday Gift Wreath
My favorite gifts to give over the holiday season are always homemade ones. I think people appreciate the time and effort that goes into creating a special handcrafted gift.
Today I am going to show you how to make a holiday gift wreath that features a delicious gourmet jar of Don Victor® Honey. Your recipient will get a beautiful holiday wreath to display in their home and a yummy jar of honey to enjoy.
Don Victor® Honey is raw, filtered honey, not heated or processed in any other way. This honey is an easy and inexpensive gourmet gift for teachers, co-workers or friends. It’s also great for holiday entertaining so make sure you pick up a second jar for yourself.
The really neat thing about Don Victor® Honey is there is a honey comb in the jar and it can be eaten! Comb honey is basically a chunk of the hexagonal shaped beeswax cells of the honeycomb, each cell filled with raw honey, exactly at the bees packed it.
Comb honey can be served with a selection of cheese and crackers. You can also eat the honey comb on a piece of toast or an English muffin. Comb honey is great with all sorts of breakfast foods like pancakes or French toast. To eat it, use a knife and cut a piece of the comb honey and spread it over your toast or other food. The comb will soften into the bread with the honey. For best results store your honey at room temperature. On the kitchen counter or in the pantry is ideal.
All the supplies can be purchased at Walmart. Fresh greenery can be acquired from a florist or perhaps from your own backyard.
Don Victor® Honey is located in the Hispanic aisle in Walmart.
- 1 Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar
- 12” Straw wreath base
- 1 spool of 18 gauge craft wire
- 1 spool of 22 gauge floral wire
- Selection of greenery. I used cedar, fir, boxwood, holly and eucalyptus branches
- Wire cutters
Begin by cutting about 36 inches of 18 gauge craft wire. Then, wrap it around the base of the jar just under the lid. Twist it around itself and then place the jar on the base of the wreath and wrap the loose wire end around the wreath.
Take more wire and secure it around the lid again and secure it around the wreath base on each side of the jar. Add enough wire until the jar is securely attached to the wreath base.
Don’t worry about the wire showing around the jar and wreath, it will be covered by the greenery.
Next, take bunches of greenery about 4 inches long and place them onto the wreath base. Wrap the greenery with 22 gauge floral wire to hold it into place. Start with a base of cedar and fir, alternating the two around the wreath base in a clock wise direction. Cover the wire as fresh bunches of greenery are laid down and work your way around the wreath until the entire base is covered with the evergreen branches.
Now add in other types of greenery. Eucalyptus, holly and boxwood are all nice seasonal plants to use. These smaller branches can be tucked into the existing wire.
Once the wreath is decorated to your liking you can trim the excess branches so that it looks neat and circular.
Now it’s ready to give to someone special!
What special gifts are you making this year? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to pick up a jar of Don Victor® Honey on your next trip to Walmart.